Qualifying round (Group H) - 11/09/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time) - Municipal Stadium Wroclaw - Wroclaw
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Poland get the better of Moldova

Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.47CET
Poland 2-0 Moldova
Jakub Błaszczykowski and Jakub Wawrznyiak got the goals as the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts secured their first victory in qualifying Group H.
Poland get the better of Moldova
Jakub Błaszczykowski celebrates making the breakthrough against Moldova ©Getty Images

Match statistics

PolandMoldova

Goals scored2
 
0
Total attempts15
 
10
Attempts on target6
 
4
off target5
 
3
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners6
 
1
Offsides4
 
2
Yellow cards1
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed8
 
6
Fouls suffered6
 
8

Standings

Last updated: 18/04/2013 23:14 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
SSI Err
Published: Tuesday 11 September 2012, 23.47CET

Poland get the better of Moldova

Poland 2-0 Moldova
Jakub Błaszczykowski and Jakub Wawrznyiak got the goals as the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts secured their first victory in qualifying Group H.

Poland joined England and Montenegro on four points at the top of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying Group H after a 2-0 win against Moldova.

Having scrapped their way to a 2-2 draw in their opening qualifier in Montenegro, the UEFA EURO 2012 co-hosts found the going easier at home to a Moldova side beaten 5-0 by England on Friday.

Adrian Mierzejewski and Alexandru Gatçan had efforts saved at either end in the early exchanges, and while both sides pushed for an opener, Poland got their punch in first, Jakub Błaszczykowski finishing powerfully from the penalty spot on 33 minutes after Łukasz Piszczek had been fouled.

Stanislav Namaşco saved from Ariel Borysiuk after the break, and Premzysław Tytoń then denied Moldova substitute Gheorghe Ovseannicov, but with the visitors tiring, Poland were able to put the game beyond doubt. 

Błaszczykowski curled the ball in from the left and Jakub Wawrznyiak glanced a header past Namaşco. Tytoń prevented Serghei Alexeev from scavenging a consolation goal late on, fielding his angled effort.

Last updated: 05/12/12 5.44CET

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Lineup

Poland

Poland

Moldova

Moldova

22Przemysław Tytoń (GK)1Stanislav Namaşco (GK)
2Kamil Glik2Igor Armaş
6Ariel Borysiuk
Substitution75
3Victor Golovatenco
7Eugen Polanski5Petru Racu
9Robert Lewandowski6Alexandru Epureanu (C)
14Jakub Wawrzyniak
Goal81
7Serghei Covalciuc
16Jakub Błaszczykowski (C)
Goal33
8Alexandru Gaţcan
Yellow Card6
18Adrian Mierzejewski
Substitution71
9Igor Picuşciac
23Marek Saganowski
Substitution46
16Alexandru Suvorov
Substitution81
26Łukasz Piszczek18Artur Patraş
Substitution46
27Marcin Wasilewski
Yellow Card55
21Stanislav Ivanov
Substitution73

Substitutes

12Łukasz Fabiański (GK)12Serghei Paşcenco (GK)
1Tomasz Kuszczak (GK)4Alexandru Onica
Substitution73
3Grzegorz Wojtkowiak10Gheorghe Ovseannicov
Substitution46
4Marcin Komorowski11Eugeniu Cebotaru
8Artur Sobiech
Substitution71
13Semion Bulgaru
11Rafał Murawski22Serghei Alexeev
Substitution81
13Paweł Wszołek
15Grzegorz Krychowiak
Substitution75
19Waldemar Sobota
Substitution46
20Arkadiusz Piech
21Kamil Grosicki
24Damien Perquis

Coach

Waldemar Fornalik (POL) Ion Caras (MDA)

Referee

Ilias Spathas (GRE)

Assistant referees

Dimitrios Bozatzidis (GRE), Dimitrios Saraidaris (GRE)

Fourth official

Anastassios Kakos (GRE)

Legend:

  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Poland

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v England, 17 October 2012, 1-1
  • Moldova

    Next match played FIFA World Cup: v Ukraine, 12 October 2012, 0-0
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